Wildlife Photographer of the Year
The exhibition features 100 award-winning nature images and will be on display at Brisbane Powerhouse until 4 November.
The exhibition is on loan from the British Natural History Museum and will be the first of its kind to come to Queensland.
“2018 is the first year Brisbane Powerhouse will present this esteemed exhibition as the exclusive exhibition venue in Queensland,” Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart said.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the state to experience the best wildlife photography from around the world.’’
The images were painstakingly chosen from more than 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The winners were not only selected for their creativity and originality, but also their technical excellence.
There are six categories within the exhibition – Diversity, Documentary, Portraits, Portfolio, Environments and Young Photographers – to ensure each entry is judged fairly.
Natural History Museum Director Sir Michael Dixon hoped the exhibition would help raise awareness about biodiversity and sustainability as well as showcasing some amazing artistic talent.
“The awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as a work of art, whilst raising questions about our crucial role in shaping a sustainable future,” he said.